A Palestinian refugee and his wife hope for a hope in a bleak future in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
When the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories is withdrawn and the border between them is restored, hope for the future can begin.
In the midst of an Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian refugee, a father of two, has come to a point where he can no longer stay out in the streets and the streets are no longer a possibility for him.
In the last few months, he has tried to find shelter with family and friends in the refugee camps, but he finds that the conditions in these places are not what they used to be.
In his apartment in the Israeli town of Beit Hanoun, he is surrounded by the sounds of the street and the sound of the Israelis, who have not been back to the neighborhoods since the 1967 war.
He lives in fear, knowing that if he moves out, he will be deported to his homeland.
As the Israeli offensive is ongoing, many Palestinians are trying to get back to their homes.
In Beit Lahiya, for example, the Israeli forces have been clearing the streets, with checkpoints and heavy-armored vehicles.
At a nearby street corner, a young man, who cannot afford to rent a house, is standing in front of a fence and waiting for the soldiers to remove him from the street.
He says he does not know what is happening in Gaza.
“It’s not easy, it’s a difficult time for me to be here.
There is no work here.
It is very difficult.
The situation is hard, but I know that God is with me and that he will give me hope,” he says.
The Palestinian refugee is a student at an education center for Palestinian refugees.
In his dormitory, the walls are covered with posters from Palestinian students that were shot dead in the last three days.
The posters depict Israeli soldiers, with the words: “We are in Gaza, we are in the same place.
We are all refugees.”
He is not alone.
According to a report by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), some 3,700 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza strip since the start of the Israeli assault on the territory on June 6, 2017.
A spokesperson for UNRWA, Ola Harel, told Al Jazeera that the Israeli military has killed 3,873 Palestinians in the Strip since the beginning of the operation, an average of three per day.
“It is impossible to estimate the number of civilians killed in the blockade,” she said.UNRAW’s director-general, Stephen O’Brien, called on Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, particularly in the wake of the ongoing blockade.”UNRaws calls on Israel and the occupying power to respect Palestinian rights to freedom of movement, freedom of expression, and the right to protection from attacks and persecution,” he said.
“The current situation in the occupied territories and the blockade on Gaza, and its consequences for civilians and other people living there, are unacceptable and must be resolved urgently.”
Israeli forces are not the only ones targeting the Gaza residents, however.
The Israeli military launched a new campaign to disrupt the Hamas-run schools in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, using tear gas and stun grenades, and to stop the daily school schedule for children from starting classes at 9 a.m. on Monday.
The school, known as Kafr al-Aqsa, is home to about 30,000 children and students.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the Gaza blockade has been a huge threat to the lives of the residents and the economy.
“Israel’s actions against the Gaza schools and families in order to impose its own demands are unacceptable.
We will not give in to the occupation and its demands,” he wrote on Facebook.
Haniyeb added that the blockade is a “serious obstacle to the economic, social and educational development of the people of Gaza and will only exacerbate their situation.”
“Hamas is a revolutionary movement.
It does not require the support of Israel and its leaders, who are behind all of this,” Haniya said.
The situation in Gaza has become very difficult, the refugee told Al-Monitor.
The siege and the siege of Gaza, which is in full effect, are very harmful to the economy, which depends on foreign currency and exports to Israel.
The government in the Palestinian Authority (PA) has tried, however, to lift some of the restrictions, such as the return of people who have been arrested and the release of children, who were arrested by the Israeli army during the fighting in the recent escalation of the conflict in Gaza and in the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories.
The PA released a statement on Tuesday calling on Israel not to impose a blockade on the Palestinian territory and said that a temporary agreement was reached